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Mr. Hockey’s youngest son may be Mr. MRI

Via Puck Daddy's Harrison Mooney, the Toledo Blade's Rachel Lenzi wrote a wonderful profile of Mr. Hockey's non-hockey-playing son, one Murray Howe, and the youngest of Mr. Hockey's son took a very different path to success in a tangentially hockey-related profession:

Though he hails from the first family of hockey, Murray Howe chose his own path. As the chairman of Toledo Hospital’s department of radiology, he helps solve a few medical mysteries involving sports medicine radiology and imaging. In his line of work, the pictures tell a deeper story.

“There’s a lot of things that X-rays don’t show, a lot of injuries,” said Dr. Howe, who also is the team radiologist for the Toledo Walleye at its imaging facility, Toledo Radiological Associates. “An X-ray may show that everything looks normal, but what you’re dealing with now and the mechanism of injury, it’s quite possible that it could be problem ‘X,’ and let’s consider an MRI to show something better,” Howe said.

Like his father, he is helpful in his own way.

“He’s very helpful, but he is not afraid to make a call,” said Dr. Roger Kruse, the medical director of sports care with ProMedica. “Murray will make the call and say, that’s it. But he’s always willing to look at someone else’s MRI, and he won’t get paid a cent for it. Even more so, he’s always willing to look at other people’s studies and he is always willing to learn. He understands that it’s teamwork.”

Continued, and the rest of the article's worth your time both for Lenzi's profile of Murray and Murray's statement that while his father may be suffering from dementia-induced memory loss, he remains "very much himself."

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